This year, the world of music lost some its brightest lights: Lemmy Kilmister, Allen Toussaint, Ben E. King, Scott Weiland and many more. Blues titan B.B. King was 89; up-and-coming rapper Capo was just 22. But no matter how many years they spent on this planet, all 54 of these artists — singers and songwriters, players and producers — left behind their music. This is a remembrance of their lives and legacies.
The session drummer, best known for playing on the Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do," died on November 9th, at age 85, after a massive stroke.
Wilson, producer of bands ranging from Dead Kennedys and the Offspring to Seals and Crofts, died on February 8th (cause and age both unknown).
Stephen "Stevie" Wright, best known for fronting the Easybeats, the Australian group behind 1966 hit "Friday on My Mind," died on December 27th of an undisclosed cause. He was 68.
The founder of the popular hip-hop collective A$AP Mob died on January 18th, falling victim to an accidental drug overdose. He was 26.